Metallurgy a mixture of iron and cementite, which crystallizes during the slow cooling of high-temperature steel and cast iron
Origin of pearliteFrench perlite ; from perle, pearl + -ite, -ite
- A mixture of ferrite and cementite forming distinct layers or bands in slowly cooled carbon steels.
- Variant of perlite.
(countable and uncountable, plural pearlites)
pearl +"Ž -ite